|Published: 9:14 AM, 07/15/2013
||Last updated: 9:14 AM, 07/15/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
TELLICO PLAINS-A Tellico Plains woman
charged with abusing dogs on her property has had her case sent to
the Monroe County Grand Jury.
Nicole Marie Sooy, 35, New Highway 68,
had four counts of aggravated animal cruelty dismissed, but three
charges of cruelty to animals, seven charges of failure to get a
rabies vaccination and livestock at large were sent to the grand jury
after a preliminary hearing.
Brian John Nikolauyk, 34, New Highway
68, Tellico Plains had the same charges dismissed after Judge Reed
Dixon ruled prosecutors hadn't presented any proof he was actually
in the house or on the property where the animals were allegedly
The alleged charges came after Monroe
County SheriffвЂ™s Deputy Wes Martin said he went to a house on New
Highway 68 on June 28 after the landlord requested a check of the
premises. When Martin arrived he found five dogs inside of a fence
and two outside of it, along with two goats.
See full story in the Sunday, July 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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